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Canadians rank among world’s most educated

Submitted by on July 26, 2010 – 2:56 pm2 Comments

Do more smart peo­ple live in Canada?

At least some of the world’s most edu­cat­ed peo­ple do.

According to a recent report from the College Board, Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 lead the world in “edu­ca­tion­al attain­ment.”

That is, more than 55 per­cent of Canadians in this age group have an Associate Degree or high­er.

The New York Times report­ed that “the United States used to lead the world in the num­ber of 25- to 34-year-olds with col­lege degrees. Now it ranks 12th among 36 devel­oped nations.”

Following Canada on the Top 5 list are Korea, the Russian Federation, Japan, and New Zealand. Australia ranks 11th, and the U.K. is 17th.

You can get more infor­ma­tion about this College Board study here. Click here for a use­ful (PDF) sum­ma­ry of the report.

If you’re think­ing about col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty in Canada, a good source of infor­ma­tion about Canadian post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion is the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

Also check out this use­ful edu­ca­tion plan­ner from the Canadian Council of Ministers of Education.

McMaster University cam­pus pho­to ©Carolyn B. Heller


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